Male Figure 2 Drawing – along with a short update

This was my first real attempt at drawing the male figure.

2016 simple male figure drawing - small version for blog

(You can check it out on Fine Art America along with my other drawings by clicking here.)

 

An update:

I know that I have not posted on here since St. Paddy’s Day. No, I was not off on a drunken adventure. I was moving instead. So there’s my short update :p I already have a few ideas in mind for new drawings, and now that I’m settled in I will post more regularly. Hopefully.

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My 1st Blog Entry of 2017 – Had My 1st Art Sale!… Sort of

It has taken me 8 days into 2017 to muster up enough gusto to type up a blog entry. All of the food and champagne I’ve been consuming has made me too sluggish to do much of anything, but here goes my attempt.

I had a nice surprise the day before New Year’s Eve. I got an email saying that I had sold one of my dachshund drawings on Etsy, making it the first artwork I’ve ever sold! Even though it’s just a digital download of my drawing, I’m still going to let it count 🙂

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I spent New Year’s Eve watching lots of tv, eating pizza rolls, and drinking a bottle of champagne. I know what you’re thinking – what a party animal! I know, I’m just wild. Unfortunately, I missed the whole Mariah Carey incident. I was watching “That’s Entertainment!” on TCM instead. I’m not a fan of pop music, so watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve just give me a headache. I also don’t understand the appeal of waiting outside for hours to see a ball drop :p

Anyways, I hope that everyone had a fun and happy holiday season!

2016 Christmas Art Contest Winners!

It’s been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit this year due to the 80 degree weather I am currently experiencing. Yes, I know you’re rolling your eyes at the thought of me complaining about the heat, but for most of my life I lived in a place that actually went through the four seasons, so I’m used to a cold winter.

Instead of traveling far to experience a white Christmas, I decided to create a contest on Fine Art America entitled “Let It Snow.” Contestants could subject up to two pieces of art in any medium as long as it contained snow.

Nearly 500 pieces of art were submitted! The contest has just ended, and the first place winner is…

*Amy Porter! Congratulations! Her photograph of a young buck entitled “Winter Buck” shows the beauty of the falling snow in Connecticut.

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(This image is available for purchase on Fine Art America. Check it out here!
***I do not own this photograph. This image is owned & copyrighted to Amy Porter.)

For Ms. Porter, photography has been a lifelong passion. When she’s not working in the field of science and technology management, she enjoys showcasing the beauty of nature with her photographs. She has been a member of Fine Art America since 2013 and has over 60,000 visitors. Please feel free to check out her photos, which are available for purchase, by clicking here to visit her profile.

* There are two people tied for second place!

They are:

-Jetson Nguyen’s photograph of the Zion National Park in Utah entitled “Court Of The Patriarchs In Snow At Zion National Park.” Check it out here!

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-Henryk Gorecki’s oil painting of a scene from the Holy Cross Mountains in Poland. Check it out here!

*There are three people tied for third place!

They are:

-Anthony Forster’s watercolor painting of sheep in snow entitled “Winter’s Twilight.” Check it out here!

-Sharon Duguay’s acrylic painting of a girl kissing a snowman entitled “Twinkle in his Eye.” Check it out here!

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-Sarah Batalka’s painting of a truck driving through snow entitled “The Road Home.” Check it out here!

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Thank you to everyone who participated! I really enjoy looking through all of your amazing artwork!

Here’s a link to all of the entries in the contest! Please check them out & keep in mind that all of these artists have work that is available for purchase on Fine Art America!

I hope that everyone has a safe & happy Christmas! Don’t drink too much eggnog! (That’s my job.)

My Super Late Thanksgiving Post – With a Bad Pun!

Happy belated Thanksgiving. I know that I’m five days late, but considering that Cyber Monday was just yesterday, I’ll just count it as one day :p

Here’s my drawing of a turkey that is the level of a five year old in Kindergarten, and if you think that’s bad enough, just wait, there’s more! I couldn’t resist adding in a horrible pun to go along with it!

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So, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving weekend? Did you spend it stuffing yourself with turkey & mashed potatoes? Maybe you had to bite your tongue while listening to relatives you never get along with, or you could be a lucky soul that just stayed home & relaxed. I did all of the above.

Some of you must have been ripping apart others for a discounted flat screen T.V. during Black Friday, which is totally insane but I love you anyways. I’m not really of fan of shopping any time of the year, so I skipped that mess and ordered some things on Cyber Monday. (Thrilling, I know :p)

Anyways, hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble!